ISLAMABAD – Former PTI chairman Imran Khan on Saturday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the contempt proceedings being conducted by the Election Commission of Pakistan and his jail trial.
The former prime minister submitted the pela through his lawyers Salman Akram Raja and Barrister Samir Khosa. He has made the federal government, ECP and the Adiala Jail superintendent parties in the petition.
Khan argued that the ECP was illegally conducting contempt proceedings against him since it had not authority in this regard.
He also called the decision of the ECP to conduct jail trial and frame charges against him illegal, saying a hidden trial inside the jail was a violation of Article 4 of the Constitution.
The former PTI chief pleaded the high court to declare the ECP proceedings null and void, barring it from the indictment process.
Earlier this week, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to hold contempt case proceedings against former PM Imran Khan in Adiala jail.
The ECP said it will conduct the indictment proceedings against Khan and former mnformation minister Fawad Chaudhry on December 13.
The decision was taken after the Ministry of Interior decided not to produce Khan before the ECP during the last hearing due to security reasons.
In August last year, the top electoral watchdog issued notices to Imran Khan and his close aides for contempt of the ECP after they accused Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja of acting as a subsidiary of PML-N.
Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.
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